Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez, BA, MSc, PhD

Professor, CRC , Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept

Contact

Professor, CRC , Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
Email
isabel@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0737
Address
10-22 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Indigenous feminisms resurgence politics body-land/body-landing comparative Indigenous politics.


About

Dr. Isabel Altamirano Jiménez is Binizaá from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico. She was born and raised in the community of Ixtaltepec, where her family continues to live. Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Comparative Indigenous Feminist Studies, her research examines how Indigenous people, specifically Indigenous women experience and feel the impact of natural resource extraction in both Canada and Mexico. By focusing on the intersection between what happens to the land and what happen to the bodies of people and non-human bodies, Altamirano-Jiménez's research cut across the North America/Latin America divide and investigates the embodied and transnational dimensions of natural resource extraction processes. Altamirano-Jiménez is also the organizer of the annual Indigenous Feminisms Workshop, for more information about this event and her Indigenous feminist work follow @indigenousfeminisms



Research

Dr. Altamirano-Jiménez's current areas of research includes Indigenous feminisms, the violence of resource extraction and body-landing. She has written extensively on neo-liberalism, gender, the environment, and indigeneity. She has also published on the implications of economic approaches to conservation, green capitalism and indigeneity, as well as on Indigenous women's land-based knowledge.


Teaching

Indigenous Political Thought and Decolonization

Indigenous Feminisms

Indigenous Politics in Canada

Comparative Indigenous Politics


Announcements



Save the date, annual Indigenous Feminisms Workshop 2022, March 24-25.

Follow us on instagram @indigenousfeminisms

Courses

POL S 201 - Introduction to Indigenous Politics

Core concepts in the field of Indigenous politics. Prerequisite: POL S 101 or Department consent.


POL S 327 - Indigenous Politics in Canada

Historical and contemporary issues associated with Indigenous politics in Canada. Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in POL S or NS or Department consent.


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Scholarly Activities

Other - Indigenous Feminisms Workshop

This is an annual workshop organized by Altamirano-Jimenez in collaboration with Indigenous graduate students.

@indigenousfeminisms

Publications

"The Sea is our Bread”: Interrupting Green Neoliberalism in Mexico

Author(s): Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez
Publication Date: 6/17/2021
Publication: Marine Policy
Volume: 80
Page Numbers: 28-34

Indigenous Women Refusing the Violence of Resource Extraction in Oaxaca

Author(s): Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez
Publication Date: 5/17/2021
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 215-223
DOI: 10.1177/11771801211015316
External Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/11771801211015316

Possessing Land, Wind and Water in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca

Author(s): Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez
Publication Date: 5/2/2021
Publication: Australian Feminist Studies
Page Numbers: 321-335
DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2021.1919989

The Neoliberal State, Recognition and Indigenous Rights

Author(s): Howard-Wagner, D., M. Bargh and I. Altamirano-Jiménez (eds.)
Publication Date: 4/17/2018
Publication: Australia National University Press and Centre for Aboriginal Economic Research
External Link: https://www.google.ca/books/edition/The_Neoliberal_State_Recognition_and_Ind/EiJtDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover

Living on the Land. Indigenous Women's Understandings of Place

Author(s): Isabel Altamirano and Nathalie Kermoal (eds)
Publication Date: 2016